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Hello, I'm thinking about heading to Finland in August or early September and would like to hear from anyone who has been there hiking, canoeing or fishing. Any information regarding parks, wildlife and campfire regulations would be much appreciated. :-D
As I recall, many of the fishing rights are privately owned. To fish, you have to pay a leasing fee of some sort. I don't think they even have fishing licenses but I could be wrong. I think this even extends out into the Baltic Sea. I was visiting there some years ago and my friend has a cottage right on the Baltic. He has to pay a fee to fish the area in front of his cottage. The cool thing is that you can fish with nets. :-D We were catching jumbo perch (basically the same kind of perch we catch in freshwater here) in the Baltic. Big and tasty! 8-)
I haven't been yet but it is worth your while contacting the Finnish Tourist board. They have whole host of free brochers on all sorts of activities including Fishing, Hiking, Skiing etc. with info on licences and park fees.
They are extremlly helpful but as some of the brochers are posted from Germany and some from the UK they may not all come together.
I am afraid I don't have a web address for them but a google search should bring it up.
Hope this helps
Thanks for the suggestions guys, everybit helps. :wink:
the naughty boy
finland,finland,finland,the country where i want to be
ponytrekking or camping ,or just watching tv.............the joys of finland can be heard in the song by monty python.
This might be useful.
Had a week in Finland in March.Great people.
The locals pay a small annual fee to set nets in the lakes.
Pike,perch,. zander ect.All very tasty
Have a great time.